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Equi-Jewel rice bran for horses

The ORIGINAL, research-proven stabilised rice bran conditioning supplement for horses.

EQUI-JEWEL® is a scientifically formulated, high-fat, low-starch and cool-energy conditioner with added vitamin E, selenium and calcium.

EQUI-JEWEL is the original, research-proven stabilised rice bran conditioning supplement and the only conditioning supplement that offers the combination of high fat with minimal levels of oxidisation, low starch and an effective amount of digestible fibre.

EQUI-JEWEL is specifically designed to nutritionally support the equine athlete by providing a highly palatable form of additional calories and protein to assist in building muscle, topline and maintaining condition.

Where to Buy

Rice bran, as the name suggests, comes from rice. Specifically, rice bran is the brown outer layer of the rice grain, which is removed in the production of white rice. Compared to the white portion, the bran portion of the rice kernel is significantly higher in nutrients and is high in fat, thiamine, niacin, vitamin B-6, iron, phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, and fibre. Learn more about stabilised rice bran as a feed for horses.

The most important quality of rice bran for horses however, is the level of fat it contains. Fat is a highly effective energy source for horses and a valuable addition to the diets of performance horses or horses requiring a high energy diet.

Stabilisation

One of the most troublesome things about rice bran is that immediately after separation from the white rice kernel, the fat begins to oxidise due to the action of an enzyme called lipase. After 24 hours, much of the valuable fat has gone rancid, especially if the weather is warm and humid. This rancidity leads to a soapy aftertaste, which can be quite unpalatable to all but the greediest of horses. But here’s the clever bit. Scientists quickly realised that by subjecting the rice bran to heat and pressure by extrusion immediately following its separation from the grain kernel, the lipase could be destroyed. Without the destructive lipase, the fat content of rice bran can be stabilised at around 16-20%

With rice bran processing, timing is everything, and with EQUI-JEWEL stabilised rice bran, any rice bran not extruded within 12 hours of processing is not accepted for inclusion, ensuring consistent quality and palatability.

There are many products out there claiming to condition your horse in a similar way to EQUI-JEWEL–but don’t be fooled. EQUI-JEWEL is the only product available in Australia that can guarantee stabilisation within 12 hours of grain separation leading to a guaranteed fat content and superior palatability.

Read the ingredient list. If it doesn’t say stabilised rice bran, it’s not the real thing!

Features and Benefits

  • High in calories, without the fizz associated with high-grain diets.
  • Highly digestible and palatable.
  • Low in starch—ideal for horses intolerant to grain, those prone to tying-up, and those with behavioural issues.
  • The low feeding rate and high digestibility provides for an economical calorie supplement.
  • The benefit of rice bran for conditioning and muscle-building.
  • Stabilised and extruded to lock in the fat content, increase shelf life and prevent oxidation.
  • Contains essential fatty acids for healthy skin and a naturally shiny coat.
  • Contains added calcium to balance the high phosphorus level found naturally in rice bran and other commonly fed brans and pollards.
  • Supplies the powerful antioxidants, natural vitamin E and organic selenium.
  • Supported by extensive research with proven advantages over other fat sources.
See Equi-Jewel Research

Energy

Just 500g of EQUI-JEWEL is equivalent to 1 cup of vegetable oil in terms of energy, and without the mess and palatability problems of vegetable oil, it makes a great alternative to the traditional fat supplements.

Calcium

Bran is a common horse feed ingredient, but one concern with feeding bran, whether its rice bran or another grain such as wheat bran, is the extreme calcium deficit. The calcium imbalance with bran and pollard is well documented with high phosphorus levels preventing calcium absorption, sometimes leading to severe deficiencies if fed for the long term without calcium supplementation. EQUI-JEWEL contains added calcium to ensure the correct calcium to phosphorous ratio and to avoid problems caused by the high levels of phosphorus in rice bran.

Low Glycemic Index Supplement

The glycemic index (GI) of a feed is the measure of blood glucose levels in response to feeding. A low-GI feed produces minimal spikes in blood glucose resulting in slow-release energy that decreases the risk of disorders such as developmental orthopedic disease, laminitis, digestive problems, and metabolic issues.

Glycemic index of Equi-Jewel stabilised rice bran for horses
Equi-Jewel stabilised rice bran powers Megan Jones' eventing horses
Full-fat, no grain, plenty of energy: I can’t rave about this product enough. Kirby Park Irish Jester returned to top 4 star level and did it on Equi-Jewel.
Megan Jones, Olympic Eventer

EQUI-JEWEL: Research Proven

With so many feeds and supplements on the market, everyone wants to know that the product they choose will work! EQUI-JEWEL has been thoroughly researched with proven advantages over other fat sources.

A study was performed to test the effects of feeding EQUI-JEWEL or corn oil in exercised horses. During strenuous exercise, horses fed EQUI-JEWEL had lower lactic acid levels than horses fed corn oil. As lactic acid accumulates in the working muscle, horses become fatigued. The inclusion of stabilised rice bran as a substitute for corn oil in rations also resulted in lower heart rates and subsequent shorter recovery periods. In essence, horses fed EQUI-JEWEL will have greater stamina and endurance than horses fed corn oil.

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Uses

  • To supplement the diets of horses requiring additional calories to maintain performance and condition.
  • To increase body condition, muscle, topline and coat condition in show, sale and performance horses.
  • As a safe alternative energy source for horses requiring a low-carbohydrate diet such as those prone to tying-up or laminitis.
  • A cool source of calories for horses that heat up on grain.
  • A source of natural vitamin E and organic selenium to assist with muscle recovery in performance horses and promote healthy immune function.
  • For horses at risk of gastric ulceration or colic.
  • A slow-release energy source for horses competing over long distances or endurance competitions.
  • As an energy source without the risks often associated with feeding grain.
See Equi-Jewel Research
We have been feeding Equi-Jewel for years now and have always been very impressed with the results. We have Tango V on Equi-Jewel, and he loves it. He looks terrific and this feed allows him enough energy to cope with the Grand Prix work without being too much. He is a hot, sensitive horse so it is very important to keep the balance right!
Caroline Wagner, Australian Grand Prix champion

Where to Buy EQUI-JEWEL

Select your location to the right to find EQUI-JEWEL or another KER-affiliated stabilised rice bran for horses near you.

Directions for Use

EQUI-JEWEL is suitable for all horses from 6 months of age requiring a highly digestible source of fat. Mix the required amount of EQUI-JEWEL with the regular daily ration. As with any changes in your horse’s diet ensure EQUI-JEWEL is added gradually over 5 to 10 days. Adjust the following feeding rates depending upon weight, condition and level of work.

Type of HorseWeight EstimationEqui-Jewel feeding rate per day
Performance Horse500kg500g up to 2kg
Yearling, Broodmare, Senior or Resting350-500kg250g up to 1.5kg
Weanling250kg200g up to 500g
Nutritional Content1kg%
Crude Protein13%
Crude Fibre13%
Crude Fat18-20%
Digestible Energy (MJ/kg)18-19MJ
Calcium (min)2.25%
Phosphorus (min)1.5%
Selenium*1mg
Vitamin E*1000IU

*Contains organic selenium and natural vitamin E.

In Australia, KER EQUI-JEWEL is available nationwide via a network of quality stockists. Learn more about EQUI-JEWEL and contact KER to find a stockist near you.
advice@ker.com
1800 772 198

EQUI-JEWEL is available from:
Brogaarden ApS
Tlf. 39 65 18 80
Kontakt

EQUI-JEWEL is available from:
HKJC Beas River Country Club
Sheng Shui
New Territories, HK

EQUI-JEWEL is available from:
Hokkaido Ascot Corporation
432 -1 Toei Urakawa–Cho
Urakawa-Gun
Hokkaido

EQUI-JEWEL is available from:
Jeil Feeds Daejeon
+82-426244101

C&C Horsenet
448-1 Dangjung – Dong
Gunpo City
Gyeonggi – Do
Seoul

EQUI-JEWEL is available from:
NRM
0800 800 380
customerservices@nrm.co.nz

EQUI-JEWEL is available from:
Horse1
91 612 65 02
consultas@horse1.es

EQUI-JEWEL is available from:
Saracen Horse Feeds via Pia Prahl
040 – 48 07 58
info@saracen.se

EQUI-JEWEL is available from:
Hamlool Trading Est.
+971 4339 1117
hmlool@emirates.net.ae

Dubai Racing/Zabeel Feedmill
+971 4337 9375

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Ingredients

Stabilised rice bran, calcium carbonate, Vitamin E, selenium

Available Pack Sizes

20 kg bag

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